Granta submission guidelines and market information




Granta Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Submissions are only accepted during certain periods and may be made at

Submitting Your Work to Granta

Before submitting to Granta

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work.

To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Granta by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Granta or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Granta guidelines:

Please submit only one complete story or essay at a time. Multiple submissions will not be read. Fiction, non-fiction and poetry will be considered for both our print and online editions, unless you specifically state otherwise in your cover letter.

We only publish original material, i.e. first-ever publication. We cannot run a piece that has already appeared on the web or elsewhere in print. We can, however, publish an original translation if the work has previously appeared in another language, but never before in English. We have no set maximum length or minimum length, though most of our submissions are between 3,000-6,000 words.

Please include a cover letter stating where your work has been published before, if relevant. Please do not submit book manuscripts, academic essays or reviews. Please only submit work written in English. Please use double-spacing.

If you are a low-income writer and would like to apply for free entry, please click through to this page for low-income entry guidelines.

Please note that we are not in a position to comment on your work. We receive a significant number of submissions every day, many of which may be unsuitable for Granta, however well written.

Submission Guidelines Details for Granta

Market Type: Magazine

Contact: Helen Gordon, editorial assistant

Accepts: Literary, Novel Excerpts

Web Address:

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Updated September 2, 2020